Quit with confidence: Guide to a smoke-free life


How to use

Quit with confidence is a self-paced resource that can support you along your quit journey and equip you with the knowledge and skills to quit smoking with confidence. There are 3 modules in this resource that provide guidance on quitting smoking from beginning to end – deciding to quit, how to quit, and after you quit.

Do you want to quit smoking

Quitting smoking can be difficult. Think of it as a new adventure – an important change in your life. While the process to becoming smoke-free may not be easy, you can quit smoking. Remember – you have the power to make it happen, and that there are tools and supports to help you.

To get you thinking, consider this:

Take action

Use this resource as a guide to help you reach your goals.

This resource will help you:

Work through the content at your own pace and refer back to this resource when you have a question or need support. Remember, it takes time to change a behaviour. Be patient with yourself and celebrate your wins.

To get one-on-one support from a trained quit coach, connect with your provincial and territorial quit services  or toll-free at 1-866-366-3667.

A note on traditional and commercial tobacco

Indigenous peoples have been using tobacco traditionally for thousands of years. To many First Nations and some Métis communities in Canada, tobacco is considered sacred. Sacred tobacco is harvested and used differently than commercial tobacco (e.g., cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco etc.). This guide addresses commercial tobacco.


"Quit with confidence, formerly known as On the road to quitting, would not have been possible without the collaborative efforts of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Health Canada gratefully acknowledges the Nicotine Dependence Service for their expertise, supportive efforts, and contributions that were instrumental to the development of this updated publication."

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